Emilio Rodríguez

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Emilio Rodríguez
Personal information
Full name Emilio Rodríguez
Born (1923-11-28)28 November 1923
Ponteareas, Spain
Died 21 February 1984(1984-02-21) (aged 60)
Ponteareas, Spain
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
1950 Vuelta a España
Infobox last updated on
7 April 2009

Emilio Rodríguez Barros (28 November 1923, Ponteareas, Spain – 21 February 1984, Ponteareas, Spain) was a Spanish professional road bicycle racer from Ponteareas who won the King of the Mountains classification at Vuelta a España three times and captured the overall title at the 1950 Vuelta a España. Rodríguez's two brothers were also professional cyclists - his older brother Delio won the 1945 Vuelta a España and in total won 40 stages at the Vuelta a España. Emilio's other brother Manolo finished second in the general classification of the edition that Emilio won.

Major achievements[edit]

1946
8th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, King of the Mountains Classification
1st, Overall Your of Galicia
1947
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Overall, Vuelta a Asturias
4th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1st, King of the Mountains Classification
1st, Stage 2, (Albacete - Murcia, 146 km)
1st, Overall Your of Galicia
1st, Stage 1, Vuelta a Burgos
1948
1st, Overall, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Overall, Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd, Overall, Vuelta a España
1950
Vuelta a España
Jersey gold.svgOverall winner
1st, King of the Mountains Classification
1st, Stage 3, (Leon - Gijon, 148 km)
1st, Stage 4b, (Torrelavega - Santander, 78 km) leaders jersey
1st, Stage 6, (Bilbao - Irun, 240 km)
1st, Stage 7, (Irun - Pamplona, 109 km)
1st, Stage 22, (Talavera de la Reina - Madrid, 117 km)
1954
 Spain National Cycling Champion
43rd, Overall, Tour de France
4th, Overall, Euskal Bizikleta
1955
1st, Overall Your of Galicia
5th, Overall, Vuelta a Asturias
1st, Stage 1, (Mieres - Llanes, 184 km)
24th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1956
11th, Overall, Vuelta a España
1957
43rd, Overall, Vuelta a España

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